Natchez Festival of Music

Artistic Director Jay Dean is at the helm for the 2014-2015 Natchez Festival of Music 25th Anniversary Season. The Festival has been the primary sponsor of live, world-class music and theater, as well as internationally and nationally recognized performers, in southwest Mississippi and the eastern region of central Louisiana, known as the Miss-Lou, year-round leading up to the Silver Anniversary Season.

Natchez Festival of Music Silver Anniversary Season Events: 

Sept. 25, 2014: 
The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jay Dean presents "From the New World," New World Symphony and Cello Concerto featuring Alexander Russakovsky, Soloist
Adults $20 | Students $10 | 8 p.m. | Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center | 64 Homochitto Street
Grape Escape Club Room opens at 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 25, 2014 - The Southern Opera and Musical Theater Company's production of The Merry Widow

Adults $20 | Students $10 | 7 p.m. | Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center | 64 Homochitto Street
Grape Escape Club Room opens at 6 p.m.

Dec. 5, 2014: Annual Christmas Cabaret on December 5

Feb. 7, 2015: Love in Bloom | A
 benefit show and fundraiser featuring music from the musicals and operettas you love and a wonderful meal by Chef Bingo Starr of The Carriage House Restaurant, as well as a live auction featuring works by local artists and travel packages.
$75 | 7 p.m. | The Carriage House at Stanton Hall | Cash bar

April 13-24, 2015: Children's Opera presentation of Pinocchio

Featured May 2015 festival season events:

May 2: Opening Night Red Carpet Reception and Night at the Oscars II

May 3: World Voices featuring Jonathan Levin Piano and Rossini, Puccini, and Martinis

May 8: A Rodgers and Hammerstein Cabaret

May 9 Signature Event: The Best of the Mississippi Blues: An Evening of Robert Johnson starring world-class Blues artist Vasti Jackson

May 10: A Baroque music event called D'Amore that features Natchez's own Catherine Bull and The Harmonie Universelle Ensemble performing music of Couperin, Marais, and Graupner

May 15: A Tribute to John Alexander, Mississippi's most famous operatic tenor

May 16: Gilbert and Sullivan's outrageous comedy The Pirates of Penzance

May 17: Blues and Brews, a beer-tasting and blues event at Magnolia Bluffs Casino 

May 22: The Larry Panella Jazz Quartet featured in Dancing Through the Ages at The Vue Hotel.

May 23 Festival Finale: Puccini's magnificent Madama Butterfly.

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Saturday April 25, 2015